Category Archives: careers

Making a New Normal

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. —Unknown After a couple weeks of alternating between anxiety and numbness from the ongoing coronavirus crisis, I’ve reached the point of resignation…or maybe acceptance is a better word for it. … Continue reading

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Are You Really Doing “Heroic” Technical Writing?

It occurs to me as I get older that I’ve made my career doing rather boring, out-of-the-way, bureaucratic work: answering complaint letters, developing internal training programs, developing spreadsheets, writing proposals, editing engineering reports, and so forth. None of those are … Continue reading

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Technical Writer?

This question has come up a couple times recently, in person and online, so I thought I’d take the time to address it. I’ve talked on this page about technical skills needed for the job, as well as soft skills and … Continue reading

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Benefitting from Technology Transfer

To complete my summary of things learned at the Space Foundation’s Space Commerce small business workshop, I’ll finish up, as they did, with opportunities to be had from the NASA Technology Transfer program (TTP). Again, this is more applicable to those of … Continue reading

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Creating Your Value Proposition

Continuing with lessons learned from the Space Commerce Business workshop, today I’ll be talking about defining your value proposition in the marketplace. While this is primarily aimed at freelancers and small business owners, it’s also something to think about when … Continue reading

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